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Jan 26, 2013 7:00am PST
of 2010 when president obama signed the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" law and ending a policy that mandated shame and secrecy as requirements for service. the second happened on thursday when defense secretary leon panetta joined the joint chiefs of staff chairman martin dempsey and made this announcement. >> we must open up service opportunities for women as fully as possible. and therefore today, general dempsey and i are pleased to announce that we are eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion rule for women. and we are moving forward with a plan to eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service. >> just like that, 200,000 military combat jobs that were once off limits for women are potentially open to any woman who meets the qualifications. more importantly, the official policy for women in the u.s. military has now caught up with what has long been the reality for women in the u.s. military. women already make up 15% of the overall force and 17% of the officers in the military, but the pentagon's latest decision update updates a 1994 policy change that pr
Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
/5 of a person is of course how enslaved people were counted under u.s. law from the late 18th century until slavery was abolished. 51% is what president obama won of virginia's popular vote last november, which earned him 100% of the state's electoral vote. 30% is all he would have taken under a new plan by republicans in virginia who want to allocate them based on congressional districts. had the plan been in effect in 2012, the president would have won just four of the state's 13 electoral votes, even after winning most of the state's actual votes, meaning he would have taken just, you got it, 3/5 of virginia's electoral votes compared to the popular vote he won. the target for all of this electoral college manipulation in virginia and the other republican controlled states considering similar measures, you guessed it, 2016. we are going to have a bit more on that coming up with the very man the virginia republicans couldn't wait to see leave town. ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its f
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